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2004 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 20th, 2005, at 4:00 P.M. EST (9:00 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, not including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you wish to see those comments, a version with those comments is also available.


lpsmith returns to the stage. "Next, we have Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster co-presenting the award for Best Individual NPC. As
(From Rob) The crowd tosses fake_Jason_Devlin back and forth above their heads.
Paul cheers for Dan and Star!
BrenBarn says, "hurrah"
Rob says, "As!"
Gunther says, "Stardan!"
lpsmith says, "Er.. As Churchill once said, "Out of two, one." Or, uh, some such."
Rob claps
JoshuaH cheers.
Dan and Star approach the podium, awkwardly attired in stiff Victorian dress.
Gunther says, "the same dress? woo woo!"
Eluchil exclaims, "Yay, Dan and Star!"
BrenBarn says, "two presenters enter, one winner leaves"
vbnz says, "lol"
Rob says, "such lush victorian whiskers!"
Jacqueline says, "Heehee"
Star steps up to the microphone, her bustle bumping into Dan, causing his top hat to tumble to the ground.
Jon says, "Nice Siamese dress"
zarf claps
Recchi laughs at brenbarn
vbnz laughs
"Good evening. Dan and I are pleased to present the award for Best Individual NPC."
DavidW claps
Eluchil applauds politely.
Rob cheers
Dan picks up his hat and pulls his hat back on his head with a huff.
vbnz applaud
"But we realized we'd require a little extra help," he says.
Star produces a small, black box from her purse with a large emerald set in its center.
She pushes the emerald firmly.
Triage trundles patiently in from the wings, coming to a stop just near the podium.
Jacqueline says, "ooh"
inky says, "!!"
Rob says, "yay"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay Triage!"
DavidW says, "yay Triage!"
Tommy says, "ah."
Rob applauds Triage
Eluchil applauds heartily.
maga points at the envelope
JoshuaH claps.
Dan says, "The nominees for Best Individual NPC are..."
Star says, "Bob Finger in Future Boy!, by Kent Tessman."
Eluchil applauds heartily.
vbnz cheers
Recchi applauds
Paul exclaims, "Hooray for the Finger!"
Rob claps.
klimas cheers!
Dan says, "Jacek in Gamlet, by Tomasz Pudlo."
Eluchil applauds loudy.
TShatrov says, "woo jacek"
Rob claps
Star says, "Audrey in Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin."
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
Fang says, "yays again."
Jacqueline applauds!
maga says, "yay Audrey"
klimas says, "yay"
inky claps
vbnz exclaims, "yippy!"
DavidW cheers!
Jacqueline says, "Oh, Goddess!"
Paul claps for Audrey and ND
inky says, "feed m-- oh, wait"
rrafgon claps
Gunther asks, "YAY ROBB oh wait was that the winner yet?"
BrenBarn says, "woo woo woo"
Paul says (to inky), "Heh"
Dan says, "Xojo in Return to Ditch Day, by Michael J. Roberts."
Rob points at various things, waiting for Triage to respond
inky says, "Gogo Xojo"
Rob applauds!
<Jason> Jason has connected to ifMUD.
Tommy claps loudly
Eluchil applauds heartily.
Eluchil applauds loudy.
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
Eluchil applauds wildly.
Eluchil applauds politely.
rrafgon applauds
Recchi claps
Paul says, "Yay Xojo"
DavidW says, "yay Xojo"
JoshuaH claps.
Star says, "Dr. Todd in The Great Xavio, by Reese Warner."
Eluchil applauds politely.
BrenBarn says, "hip hip hooray"
Rob claps
Tommy exclaims, "Also yay!"
Jason walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
TShatrov exclaims, "todd!"
inky says, "dammit, jim, I'm a professor, not an MD"
(From Fang) Rob spouts some unintelligible gibberish. You feel doomed.
klimas applauds.
Rob says, "elementary"
DavidW claps
Paul exclaims, "Hooray!"
Eluchil cheers for all the nominees
Recchi claps
Dan produces an envelope from his jacket pocket.
Bishop applauds.
Star points at the envelope.
vbnz hears the drums roll
A large screen behind the pair lights up to reveal a close-up of Triage's screen.
Rob says, "ooooh"
Eluchil says, "aaaah"
zarf closes his eyes
The letters making up the screen flip to reveal:
TShatrov says, "eeeh"
Paul says, "Yay nifty presentation"
vbnz goes home.
</vbnz> vbnz exits with a flash of brilliant light. The re-enters because he forgot his flashlight. Picks it up and walks off in less dramatic fashion by going around the corner to the local dump.
Rob claps
BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
Jacqueline says, "Heh"
Rob claps!
Paul says, "Yay yay yay"
Gunther says, "Woo hoo!"
klimas says, "woot!"
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
lpsmith cheers!
Fang says, "Yay."
BrenBarn says, "hooray"
maga exclaims, "yay Robb!"
inky says, "hooray"
DavidW claps wildly!
Jacqueline says, "Excellent!"
Jon says, "nice one..."
Paul exclaims, "Hooray Robb!"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Recchi exclaims, "Wooot!!!"
TShatrov {{{{
zarf asks, "who won?"
rrafgon cheers for Audrey
Kwi says, "Awesome!"
zarf says, "Oh. Yay!"
reese cheers
JoshuaH claps.
Gunther shakes Recchi's hand
Rob says, "recchi, recchi"
Kwi cheers.
Bishop exclaims, "Yay Robb!"
half says, "yay!""
klimas cheers!
Recchi exclaims, "Thanks everybody!"
Paul says, "Also hooray announcement with multiple pauses"
Jota applauds.
BrenBarn says, "huzzah for Robb"
Tommy says, "Well done Robb."
StarAndDan exclaims, "Congratulations!"
Ellison says, "yay"
Recchi says, "I would just like to thank my testers -- Ellison, Greg, Joachim, Jacqueline, Gunther, Dayna, Debaser, Worm, Drew, Mike Sousa, and One of the Bruces."
<vbnz> vbnz comes in on a magical beam of light with rays of light radiating all around him. His majesty then turns off his flashlight.
vbnz walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
vbnz says, "darn those crashes"
Jason says, "Hi, everyone"
BrenBarn says, "hooray for beta-testers"
Paul exclaims (at Jason), "Hey, congrats!"
vbnz says, "amen"
StarAndDan walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
ifdhan says, "when i category for best betatester? :)"
StarAndDan gives Best NPCs 2004 XYZZY to Recchi.
Rob asks, "how do we know that's the right jason?"
Recchi thanks StarAndDan
inky has arrived.
Paul says, "Oh, guess I don't."
inky says, "hey wait"
Jason asks, "I'm having trouble with this mud stuff. How are the awards going?"
inky gives Best Individual NPC 2004 XYZZY to Recchi.
inky says, "that's more like it"
Paul asks (of Jason), "Are you Jason Devlin?"
BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
eileen has arrived.
maga says (to Jason), "if you're Jason Devlin, not too shabby"
klimas laughs.
Dan and Star step down.
Jason says, "That's me : )"
vbnz asks, "wait what game did Recchi write?"
Jota says (to Jason), ">X CHALKBOARD"
Bishop exclaims (at Jason), "Congrats!"
Paul says (to Jason), "Then they're going very well"
inky has arrived.
Gunther says (to vbnz), "necrotic drift"
Jacqueline says (to Jason), "Better late than never. Congrats!"
Rob says, "Necrotic Drift"
Eluchil applauds sincerely for Jason.
vbnz says (to gunther), "oh good game I liked that"
Fang says, "Well done Jason."
TheArtist gives Best Individual PC trophy to Jason.
Rob gets fake_Jason_Devlin.
Tommy Re-applauds Julia's sass, class and ass.
BrenBarn says, "hey, congrats Jason"
Rob gives fake_Jason_Devlin to Jason.
Recchi congratulates Jason
Jacqueline congratulates both Jason and Robb.
Jason says, "Oh cool! Thanks guys"
Kwi cheers for real_Jason_Devlin.
lpsmith returns to the stage. "Jason Devlin has arrived--let's thank him again for 'Best Individual NPC!"
zarf claps
inky says, "hooray!"
klimas says, "woo!"
Rob gives fake_Robb_Sherwin to Recchi.
Thrax says (to Jason), "you missed your moment of glory"
two-star exclaims, "Yay!"
JoshuaH cheers.
Jacqueline applauds!
Eluchil applauds heartily.
vbnz claps wildly
Bishop applauds.
K-Y says, "Yay!"
Paul applauds again, this time for real.
rrafgon claps
DavidW says, "Congrats, Jason."
Jota exclaims, "Speech!"
Gunther says (to Jason), "acceptance speech"
Gunther says (to Recchi), "ditto!"
vbnz says, "please speak"
Gunther says, "er, +!"
lpsmith offers the mike to Jason.
Rob claps
StarAndDan walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay everyone!"
Jason exclaims, "Thanks you very much. And congrats to you Andrew and Robb!"
Rob claps.
vbnz gold claps
vbnz golf claps
Thrax says (to Jason), "thank for the memories"
Jason says, "Well, I don't have much to say. But I know someone who does"
Rob says, "uh oh"
Paul asks, "Oh?"
Jacqueline looks nervous.
vbnz is nervous
half says, "Great work Jason.""
reese cheers for jason
Rob looks around
Jason says, "Oops, oh well. I was trying to channel a bit of Julia. But it's not going so well"
Jacqueline says, "Ask Zarf. He's good with medium."
BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
Rob says, "hee hee"
Kwi laughs.
Gunther says, "heh"
vbnz says, "lol"
Fang says, "Ha."
zarf says, "sigh"
Paul says (to Jacq), "HA HA HA"
inky has arrived.
Tommy groans.
Jason says, "But I'm that, if she were here, she would be oh so unimpressed (or at least she'd pretend to be). Me on the other han, am ecstatic"
Jason says, "Haha"
vbnz says, "laughing at your own jokes... lol"
Eluchil smiles broadly.
inky says, "yay julia-by-proxy"
Jason says, "I was laughing at Jacqs, I'm just a little behind in this"
vbnz says, "lol yeah that makes more sense now"
Fang applauds Jason's sass, smarts, and ass.
Jason says, "Ack. This is too hard. I'll just lurk. Thanks again : )"
DavidW claps.
Rob claps
zarf says, "yay!"
Bishop applauds.
klimas cheers.
Jacqueline applauds wildly for Jason and his great game.
tilp claps
Kwi claps too, for good measure.
Marvin claps.
BrenBarn says, "congrats"
maga says, "yay"
K-Y clap clap
Paul exclaims, "Hooray Jason!"
Eluchil applauds politely.
rrafgon still clapping

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